February 20, 2015: Announcement of the approved Mobile Device Management Policy
The Information Technology Advisory Affairs Committee (ITAAC) has endorsed, and the FPI Board of Trustees recently approved a Mobile Device Policy which establishes requirements relating to the use of personal, university, and corporate mobile devices used for business purposes. The policy requires all workforce members to comply with the safeguards needed to protect individual workforce members and limit the organizational risk associated with the loss or theft of a mobile device (smartphone, tablet or laptop). The effective date of the policy is January 14, 2015, and all workforce members are required to be in compliance with the requirements of the Mobile Device Policy by May 29, 2015. Read the full announcement.
New Way to Access SOMFiles
On Friday, December 6 2013, Information Services will upgrade the hardware that stores user and department data. Following the upgrade users accessing data while on-Campus will need to reboot their computers. The new login script will automatically map the new drives for Windows systems. Users who access data from off campus or who use a MAC, will need to manually re-map the drives following the instructions detailed here.
June 8, 2012 - eduroam
The University of Maryland School of Medicine has joined eduroam (education roaming), a secure, worldwide roaming Internet access service developed for the international research and education community. eduroam allows campus community members at any participating institution to use wireless network services at any other participating institution with the simplicity and convenience of using the login credentials issued to them by their home institutions.
This means that SOM students, faculty, and staff visiting member institutions abroad may use firstname.lastname@example.org (for Information Services' customers, this is the user/network/directory ID and also the email address) and network/email password to log into wireless at other member institutions. Additionally, university community members of eduroam member institutions can use their logins and passwords to access the wireless network here at SOM. There are member institutions in the United States, Canada, Europe, and the Asia/Pacific region. Read more about availability of eduroam service.
The SSID for eduroam broadcasted through the SOM buildings is: eduroam.